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 Re: Question: Population of Mars Colony before cou Posted By: Clouds Date: 6/4/22 11:16 a.m. In Response To: Re: Question: Population of Mars Colony before cou (VikingBoyBilly) : and ten percent of the entire martian population has to be more than 500, : putting the whole population at at least 5,000 before the 3 month coup. : Just to be sadistic, I'll think like a computer and say that 500 starving : martians getting killed in 5 seconds means that 100 martians were getting : slaughtered for every second of that three months. For simplicity's sake, : I'm assuming these are Earth's lunar months, because figuring out what the : heck a martian month would be with two moons is something I don't want : to tackle for this. So a month is 30 earth days. 3 months is 90 days. One : day has 24 hours. An hour is 60 minutes. A minute is 60 seconds. So.... : 100 * 60 * 60 * 24 * 90 = 777600000. : .... 0_0 : Jumpin jehosephat, did I punch in those numbers correctly? : 777,600,000 represents ten percent of Mars's population. (Is it a : coincidence it's seven hundred seventy seven million?) : That, times ten, is 7,776,000,000. So, it's well over 7 billion. That's : pretty close to the population of Earth now. I was expecting to get an : absurd number but that's actually a pretty realistic. : Of course, we have to subtract the 777,600,000 that died after the coup, : leaving us with a remaining population of... 7,000,000,000. : Seven Billion exactly. Hamish, thanks for helping me remember that data point! VikingBoyBilly, brilliant! After pondering this darker question for a bit I needed that laugh. :-) Of course, as you mentioned your final number is pretty realistic, or at least within the realm of believability for a science fiction story. I suspect that a sadistic computer was directly responsible for these deaths. So, approaching this question like a sadistic computer... actually seems very reasonable to me. Thanks for your input!
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